In movies and markets, real power lies with the unwashed masses
JULY 17, 2014 by ROBERT ANTHONY PETERS
The story behind Gone with the Wind has a lot more in common with Human Action than you'd probably expect.
JULY 03, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew exemplifies how people can reach intimate, private agreements about how they'll relate to one another.
JUNE 19, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
The operettas of Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur S. Sullivan should appeal to any Freeman reader and to all political skeptics.
JUNE 05, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Money doesn't work in the fairy-tale context for precisely the reasons that it does work in the real world.
Language—even profanity—evolves faster than it can be regulated
MAY 22, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Authorities in Michigan are trying to crack down on swearing; fortunately, language is too spontaneous and too open to innovation for this plan to work.
MAY 08, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Damon Runyon's stories, beyond their unforgettable characters and cadence, look at how regular people try to beat the odds in real life.
APRIL 24, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
The Soviet fantasy extracted a terrible toll on its subjects, nearly costing them even the ability to create their own stories.
APRIL 10, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Shakespeare's play, known for its portrayal of greed, also opens questions about how we should relate to money--and leaves them open for us to ponder.
MARCH 27, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE
Country music sounds like music written by a culture that is dying for change, celebrating when it finds it, and grieving when it cannot.